Jun 2008 BMC cancer

A polymorphism of EGFR extracellular domain is associated with progression free-survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients receiving cetuximab-based treatment.

Auteurs

Gonçalves A, Esteyries S, Taylor-Smedra B, Lagarde A, Ayadi M, Monges G, Bertucci F, Esterni B, Delpero JR, Turrini O, Lelong B, Viens P, Borg JP, Birnbaum D, Olschwang S, Viret F

Résumé

Cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody targeting Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), is currently used in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), but predictive factors for therapeutic response are lacking. Mutational status of KRAS and EGFR, and EGFR copy number are potential determinants of cetuximab activity.

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